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Old October 14th, 2009, 03:44 AM
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Default SKY - are smoking cabins on both sides of the ship?

I was shocked to read NCL allows smoking IN the staterooms! I didn't think ay ships still allowed this anymore except OUTSIDE on the balcony of a cabin. Now I fear we may end up in a cabin that smells like smoke!

Are smoking cabins found on both sides of the ship or, say, only on port or starboard? Are odors very noticeable from smoke in the cabins?
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Old October 14th, 2009, 04:51 AM
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I have to give the cruiselines credit, they do a pretty good job in most cases of eliminating smoke smell from the cabins after a smoker has been there. But as you will find most cruiselines that allow smoking in cabins do not ask you smoking or non? There are no designated smoking cabins.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 12:42 PM
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Thanks, beanie weanie! I REALLY do not want to have to smell smoke in our tiny inside cabin!
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mlbcruiser - when are you sailing on the SKY?
I was also shocked to find out today that they allow smoking in the cabins.
I am curious as to yours or anyone elses' experience with this issue.
This may sound stupid but we are from an area of the country that doesnt allow smoking in any public venue so I am pretty sensitive to the smell and was disappointed to find this out today.

Thanks for any help.

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first of all, almost all cruise lines still allow smoking in the cabins or have smoking cabins. I am not sure where you got your information. Anyway, you can be assured you will not smell any smoke, anywhere. The one exception might be on the balcony. Some people do say, if the person in the cabin next to them smoke the order may find its way to your balcony.

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No Sue, that doesn't sound stupid, many places are eliminating smoking altogether both in and outside. As for the ordor, the only time we have even smelled stale smoke was on a HAL cruise about 4 years ago and then only the first time or two we opened our cabin door. You will find very few lines that have eliminated smoking in cabins, though more are doing so each year. You will also find very few places that allow smoking. Normally, the casino, maybe one or two bars and one side of the ship on the outside deck. That is pretty much it..You shouldn't be affected by the odor.

As long as smoking is legal and it is everywhere, smokers and non smokers have to learn to get along somehow.

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NCL does allow smoking in all cabins.

All Carnival Corporation (Carnival, HAL, Princess, Cunard, Costa....etc) ships allow smoking in the cabins. Royal Caribbean International (Celebrity, RCCL and Azamara) do not allow smoking in the cabins. Azamara and Oceania have the most restrictive policies with only two smoking areas and violators can be fined and removed from the ship.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, while not allowing smoking in the cabin, does allow smoking on the balcony.

Regent Seven Seas does not allow smoking in the cabins.

Seabourn does.

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Mike,

Thanks for giving us the complete update on the smoking restrictions on the various lines.

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Angry They REALLY?? allow smoking in ALL cabins?

How disappointing and disgusting. Previous poster referred to the need for smokers and non-smokers to "get along". Are you serious? I want a cabin that smells and is clean, and the smell of old tabacco smoke is as disgusting to me as roaches would be in the kitchen of the ship. How illogical that some of the ships enforce a nonsmoking policy in the dining room and other public areas, due to health, safety and customer preferences, but then "undo" it by forcing us to sleep and relax in rooms where the mattresses, drapes, and curtains contain old gray smoke. The turnaround on disembarkation times and embarkation times are only hours, at most. There is no way for a room to be cleaned or aired out in that time! Get real. I am furious!
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How disappointing and disgusting. Previous poster referred to the need for smokers and non-smokers to "get along". Are you serious? I want a cabin that smells and is clean, and the smell of old tabacco smoke is as disgusting to me as roaches would be in the kitchen of the ship. How illogical that some of the ships enforce a nonsmoking policy in the dining room and other public areas, due to health, safety and customer preferences, but then "undo" it by forcing us to sleep and relax in rooms where the mattresses, drapes, and curtains contain old gray smoke. The turnaround on disembarkation times and embarkation times are only hours, at most. There is no way for a room to be cleaned or aired out in that time! Get real. I am furious!
Perhaps you're one of those people who shouldn't cruise . Every cabin we've had over the years has been clean and fresh smelling. I don't think the soft materials in the cabins "emit" smoke . Also, you'd probably be surprised to know that hotel rooms can be "changed" from smoking to non-smoking if necessary. And that there might be a bug in the kitchen of any restaurant!

Life has it's "ickiness". If we want to leave our homes (and even if we don't ) we have to get used to it.

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We are non smokers and have only smelt smoke one time, and that was on HAL about 3 years ago. Even then, it was only when we first walked into the cabin. Other than that we have never been bothered with the smell of smoke or stale smells of anykind in any cabin. For those who really can't stand the thought of anyone smoking, anywhere maybe Oceania would be a good line for you..They only allow smoking on deck, one side of the ship.

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Maybe I have just been lucky but in the 14 cruises that I have been on I have never smelled any left over smoke in my cabin. I am a non-smoker.

NCL allows smoking in the cabins, on the balconies, in the casino, and in some outside areas (port or starboard) by the pool and outside decks. There is also smoking allowed in the smoking/cigar lounge of course. I really have not been bothered by smoke on NCL ships except in the casino. I found it difficult to be in there on one cruise. I was thankful for this since it saved me some money!

I remember the days when smoking was allowed in the dining rooms and in all lounges.
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jimswims, I'm showing my age here, but I remember when anyone could smoke anywhere! Restaurants, grocery stores, drug stores, hotels, church, even outside in the back of our high school :eek:!

Like you, we've never had a "smoke" smell in our cabin. However, as soon as we can get into the cabin I open the balcony door to get the "clean ship" smell out. I find it overwhelming .

I don't think it has anything to do with "luck" that you've not smelled smoke. I think that it's because it doesn't bother you that you don't notice it.
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jimswims, I'm showing my age here, but I remember when anyone could smoke anywhere! Restaurants, grocery stores, drug stores, hotels, church, even outside in the back of our high school :eek:!

Like you, we've never had a "smoke" smell in our cabin. However, as soon as we can get into the cabin I open the balcony door to get the "clean ship" smell out. I find it overwhelming .

I don't think it has anything to do with "luck" that you've not smelled smoke. I think that it's because it doesn't bother you that you don't notice it.
Fern, I can remember smoking in the hospital rooms and in classes in college. Those who didn't smoke were weird!!!! :-D

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I have asthma and am very sensitive to smoke. I have even had to leave a room when a smoker came in from outside where they were smoking - just the smoke smell on their clothes can trigger an attack for me. In my 4 cruises I have never had a problem on any cruise. We even sat in the cigar bar one night (we were in San Juan, so there weren't many people in there that night) - and managed to have a nice visit with Kuki when he came in for a break. I do avoid the casino and the sports bar. I did "suck it up" on our Hawaiian cruise to watch the Kentucky Derby in the sports bar. The derby is more fun when shared with other fans!!! Bottom line is don't get worked up about a problem until it is a problem.
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fxbm, amen!
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